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What Should CRE Expect From The Next Mayor Of Chicago? (Bisnow, September 2018)

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September 5, 2018

Mayor Rahm Emanuel surprised Chicago after Labor Day by declining to run for a third term. Come next spring, there will be a new mayor of Chicago.

CRE at the Intersection of Industrial and Retail (Connect Commercial Real Estate, July 2018)

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July 17, 2018

“It is not simply the Amazon-ization of commerce that is causing shifts: shifts in building, shifts in transportation,” said moderator Ronald Leibman...

Cell Tower Leases: BIG Value-Adds for Commercial and Industrial Properties (NIREM, June 2018)

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June 1, 2018

With the rise of last-mile distribution, industrial property owners are seeing high returns on their investments. But those owners can add even more value...

The main event: How the post-recession era is affecting industrial real estate

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February 26, 2018

With the economic recession firmly in the rearview mirror, companies that manufacture and distribute consumer goods are seeing consistent growth again...

Merit Partners completes sale-leaseback of Mundelein industrial property

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January 24, 2018

David Liebman, SIOR, JD, managing broker of Merit Partners, LLC, was the sole broker in a sale-leaseback for a 38,543-square-foot industrial building in Mundelein...

Staying Full: Tenant advocates help users and keep markets strong (IREJ, March 2017)

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March 17, 2017

Last year was a banner year for Chicago industrial real estate properties, and the trend is continuing this year. Ecommerce companies are zeroing in...

A Look at Leasing and Contracts: Rights of First Refusal, Rights of First Offer, And Purchase Options

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(SIOR Report, Summer 2016)

When negotiating a lease or contract, a complete understanding of your client’s objectives, coupled with careful drafting and review...

Merit Partners’ David Liebman says these are the five questions you should ask before you design-build

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June 2, 2016

For end users who need specialized facilities for warehousing and manufacturing, or have compressed completion time frames, qualified design...

Two Chicago industrial LEEDers appointed major SIOR national roles (IREJ, May 2016)

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May 26, 2016

Geoffrey Kasselman, executive managing director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's Chicago office, will soon be taking on another national industrial role.

Executive Spotlight: David Liebman, Merit Partners (Commercial Property Executive)

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May 26, 2016

The Midwest’s industrial real estate market has recovered and thrived over the last two years, and veteran industrial property broker David Liebman doesn’t see the end...

A Look At Leasing and Contracts: Caps on Expenses (SIOR Report)

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Spring 2016

Welcome to the first in a series of articles on negotiation of lease clauses and contract provisions. We are pleased to offer this forum to all active SIOR office...

Is Manufacturing Coming Back to The United States? (SIOR Report, Fall 2014)

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(Fall 2014)

There is no argument among SIORs that manufacturing has come back from its recession lows in the U.S. and that this could benefit the commercial real...

Venture One acquires 21,790-square-foot building in Gurnee (IREJ, March 2016

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March 21, 2016

Venture One Real Estate through its acquisition fund, VK Industrial III, LP has closed on the acquisition of a 21,790 square foot vacant industrial building located...

A Look At Leasing and Contracts: Negotiating Lease Renewal Rent Rates: CPI, Fixed or…

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Winter 2016

Determining mutually agreeable rental rates and terms in Lease Renewal Options (“Options”) is a true art in our business. In an office or industrial lease, a broker...

Market position roundtable: Where bricks and clicks collide (IREJ, January 5, 2016)

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January 5, 2016

E-commerce is changing supply chains and retail distribution strategies at a rapid pace. But are warehouses and distribution centers evolving as quickly...

David Liebman: Hockey, industrial brokers and being a ‘deal junkie’ (IREJ, September 2015)

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September 11, 2015

When David Liebman is on the ice, you might never guess that he once was a real estate and corporate lawyer—or that he’s been one of Chicago’s leading...

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